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Qualities for next Durango city manager defined

Restoring public trust and improving city employee morale top the list of challenges for Durango’s next city manager, according to documents outlining desired qualities in a new municipal...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kay Jewelers closes in Durango Mall

The Durango Mall has lost another tenant, this time Kay Jewelers, which closed in late January as part of a larger corporate plan to shutter storefronts. Signet Jewelers, the parent company of Kay...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Healthy US job market: How big a political edge for Trump?

WASHINGTON – U.S. hiring jumped last month, and many more people were encouraged to look for work, showing that the economy remains robust despite threats from China’s viral outbreak, an ongoing...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

FSA names executive director

Michelle J. Abrams has been named the county executive director for the USDA Farm Service Agency. Abrams will direct farmers and ranchers to federal programs that assist them in difficult...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Study finds DRO produces nearly $300 million in annual economic impact

The Durango-LaPlata County Airport was responsible for generating $293 million in economic impact in 2018, according to a recent report by the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Division of...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Visit Durango Board of Directors seeks new member to represent retail sector

The Visit Durango Board of Directors is currently accepting applications to fill one vacant seat representing the tourism retail sector. The board is seeking a qualified, passionate individual to...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

The Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado announces Philanthropy Program at Primus Restaurant for the month of February

La Plata Youth Services has been selected to be the February grant recipient as part of Primus Restaurant’s Philanthropy Program. Primus Restaurant introduced its monthly giving partnership last...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Nick Johnson joins EXIT Realty

EXIT Realty Home & Ranch has announced the addition of Nick Johnson to its team of real estate professionals. Johnson’s background is in banking and finance, and with over nine years in the...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Bodo Athletics to offer classes

Bodo Athletics, home of CrossFit Soteria, opened its doors in late 2019. Bodo Athletics focuses on learning, self-development, developing individualized discipline to foster success and growth,...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Hemp hits the commodity wall

MANCOS – Farmers who have struggled for years with falling commodity prices have some advice for the wave of newbies who jumped into hemp as the next big thing: Grow up. Hemp biomass prices reached...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Coopetition is a movement, not a buzz word

The days of siloed community organizations and calloused competition are over. The 2020s are the decade of coopetition. According to Oxford, coopetition is defined as “collaboration between...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2020 | COLUMN: The Tourism Effect

Professional Women’s Network to host speed networking

Professional Women’s Network of Durango will host a speed networking event from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at The Underground, downstairs at The Irish Embassy, 900 Main Ave. Bring business...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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